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The University of Minnesota currently holds more than 300 technology transfer agreements and has established a number of successful startups in the past five years. Our business and technology units work closely with internal and external stakeholders to continue this path of success, bridging the gap between the lab and the marketplace.
The Office of Business Relations is the business community's front door to talent, training and technology opportunities at the U of M.
The Office for Technology Commercialization oversees all aspects of technology commercialization at the U of M, from patents and licensing to startups.
U of M scientists often share their data and materials with business partners and other researchers via material transfer and un-funded research agreements.
Minnesota Innovation Partnerships (MN-IP) is a new and unique approach to the way the U of M handles intellectual property arising from research projects funded by business and industry partners.